Thai News Summary

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha speaks of Sri Lanka's ousted president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is expected to arrive in Thailand on Thursday. Read more
Published 48 minutes ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Parliament president Chuan Leekpai has called a special joint meeting of MPs and senators to be held on Monday, the last chance for lawmakers to review the amendment of an election bill that supports the use of the number 500 Read more
Published 1 hour ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda will bow out with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha if the Constitutional Court rules his eight-year term is over, forcing Gen Prayut's abrupt departure, Gen Anupong said. Read more
Published 1 hour ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda will bow out with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha if the Constitutional Court rules his eight-year term is over, forcing Gen Prayut's abrupt departure, Gen Anupong said. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The government will roll out a set of measures to ease the economic impact of the global fuel crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, said Krisada Chinavicharana, permanent secretary of the Finance Ministry. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is urging the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Secretariat (Seames) to compensate a job applicant who was denied a position due to his disability. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt has declared assets worth 42.85 million baht, according to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The death toll from last week's blaze at Mountain B pub in Chon Buri province rose to 17 yesterday after a navy squadron leader succumbed to his injuries. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
It should take about three years from the emergence of Covid-19 for it to infect most of Thailand's population, a virologist said yesterday citing past surveillance of the virus. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Star Petroleum Refining Plc (SPRC) has reportedly paid about 90% of due compensation, worth 299 million baht, for two crude oil leaks in Rayong at the start of the year. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The Minister of Public Health has applauded the National Vaccine Institute (NVI) for its efforts in combatting Covid-19 while also defending Siam Bioscience's role. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt has instructed relevant agencies to review the capital's 2024 zoning map, in a bid to promote development in the outskirts of the city. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Authorities are stepping up efforts to locate and bring back Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, to face punishment, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Police have decided to press charges against film director and fight choreographer Ramai "Danny" Moriphan, who was repatriated from Myanmar on Tuesday. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled his country a month ago, arrived in Bangkok on Thursday evening for what the Thai government says will be a temporary stay. Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Thailand on Thursday,  as he seeks temporary shelter in a second Southeast Asian country after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests. Rajapaksa arrived at Bangkok’s Don Mueang... The post Sri Lanka's ousted president arrives in Thailand for Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
Palang Pracharath members abruptly ordered a new birthday cake for party leader Prawit Wongsuwon on Thursday after the original drew scathing reviews for bad taste on social media. Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The daughter of a man whose dead body was found in his car almost 12 hours after a crash in Chon Buri has filed a complaint against police and rescuers, saying she did not believe he died instantly at the Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
UPDATE The daughter of the victim who died in the recent car accident in Chon Buri has filed a complaint against the Highway Department and its relevant officers. She says she is furious with the highway police rescue team for Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators from all over Thailand gathered at the Naga Courtyard at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus in Pathum Thani yesterday to join a peaceful rally hosted by the student council, entitled ‘Democracy Must Go On.’ Protestors demand three Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Authorities are searching for a foreign man after a TikTok video of him illegally catching parrotfish off Koh Phi Phi Leh in Krabi provoked outraged reaction. Read more
Published 13 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Amnesty International is urging Thailand to free all political prisoners, drop all current allegations made against activists, and return bail rights to activists who get arrested. The requests are detailed in a letter signed by 4,700 people addressed to Justice Read more
Published 13 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
An old-aged pensioner dramatically gasped “It’s the end of his road” after police arrested him for the armed robbery of a gold shop which was pure slapstick in the Bang Kae District of Bangkok. The 70 year old man stole Read more
Published 13 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) next month the setting up of zones, in which pubs and bars would be... The post Tourism ministry to propose zoning for night spots Read more
Published 13 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
Thailand is notorious for its problems with human trafficking, but a Phuket government sub-committee says it has found no human trafficking cases on the island province. The sub-committee works with the Phuket Provincial Trafficking Prevention and Suppression Action Center. At Read more
Published 13 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Fake Covid-19 antigen test kits and other medical gear, worth about 2 million baht, were seized during police-led raids in Nakhon Pathom and Nonthaburi provinces on Thursday. Read more
Published 14 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Flooding recurred in Thap Khlo district of Phichit while a runoff resulting from Storm Mulan hit Prachantakham district of Prachin Buri late last night. Read more
Published 14 hours ago
The Customs Office of Hong Kong proved it packs a punch when it seized 20 million baht of heroin hidden in kickboxing pads imported from Thailand and arrested a 40 year old man in the process. The government of Hong Read more
Published 14 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The two foreign nationals found buried in a forest in northeast Thailand last month might have been linked to the drug trade, according to national police. The couple, a 38 year old Nigerian man and a 33 year old Vietnamese Read more
Published 15 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Workers can expect to earn monthly salaries of over 100,000 baht when Saudi Arabia opens its doors to Thailand later this year Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin made it known yesterday that Thailand has agreed to fill the skilled and semi-skilled Read more
Published 15 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health will consider ending hospitel and hotel isolation in September as the Covid-19 situation gradually improves in Thailand.Dr. Thares Krasanairawiwong, direc Read more
Published 15 hours ago
Lawmakers will meet to discuss a draft bill to change the calculation method for party-list MPs for the last time before the bill expired on August 15, a representative of House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said on Thursday. “The three whips Read more
Published 15 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
Beginning September 1st, all hotel-based COVID-19 isolation services will be phased out and private and state hospitals will get direct access to supplies of antiviral medication, as the country is... The post Thailand’s hotel-based COVID-19 isolation facilities to be phased Read more
Published 15 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor is pushing a proposal to raise the daily minimum wage by 5-8% in October, as opposed to early next year as originally planned.Labor Minister Suchart Chomklin said Read more
Published 15 hours ago
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Central Administrative Court has denied a request by the Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC) to halt the current round of bidding for jointly investing in the Orange Line’s west Read more
Published 15 hours ago
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has indicated that it will remain vigilant in monitoring COVID mutations, even as the status of COVID-19 is set to be downgraded on October 1.DD Read more
Published 15 hours ago
BANGKOK (NNT) - The government will postpone a fuel tariff increase scheduled for August as officials look for additional ways to relieve financial burdens on consumers.According to Government Spokesp Read more
Published 15 hours ago
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) hiked its key interest rate for the first time in nearly four years on Wednesday (August 10), increasing it by a quarter percent to combat growing inflation Read more
Published 15 hours ago
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thailand Consumers Council (TCC) said it disagreed with the recent decision by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to start collecting variable fares beginning at 14 baht Read more
Published 15 hours ago
BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has informed the US Charg? d’Affaires, Michael Heath, that the Thai government will support and collaborate with the incoming US envoy to improve b Read more
Published 15 hours ago
BANGKOK (NNT) -Thailand has proposed a series of measures to improve bilateral and multilateral ties at the ASEAN Post Ministerial Conferences (PMC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to seek cooperation with d Read more
Published 15 hours ago
BANGKOK (NNT) - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) together with Bloomberg, the world’s leading financial data provider, has  established "SET Fin Lab" at SET’s Maruay Library, as a world-class fina Read more
Published 15 hours ago
Conduct training on correct basic service for passengers of all types of disabilities to staff, empowering Airport Rail Link’s service to every group of people in society, ready to drive equal accessi Read more
Published 15 hours ago
Bangchak Corporation Plc (BCP), one of the leading oil refining and retailing firms in Thailand, reported a sharp increase in its second quarter profits of nearly 200% increase year-on-year. BCP, the country’s second-largest retailer of gasoline to consumers, which has Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
Police from the Consumer Protection Police Division raided a factory and a house where fake antigen test kits were packed for online sales since April. Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Families of victims of the Mountain B fire tragedy in Chon Buri last week will each receive 110,000 baht compensation from the government, the Thai Justice Minister announced. The tragedy claimed its 17th victim this morning, Lt. Cl. Palitdet Chumngern, Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Another 2 deaths, resulting from the fire at the Mountain B pub in Chon Buri province last Friday, have been confirmed yesterday and today (Thursday), bringing the toll to 17.... The post Death toll in Chon Buri pub fire rises Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
The death toll from the fire at Moutain B pub in Chon Buri province rose by one, to 17, on Thursday. Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Press Release  ICS Creates a Significant Phenomenon on the Thon Buri Area, Collaborating with Famous Brand Partners – Lotus, Hilton Garden Inn and Innovative Health and Lifestyle Center – to Empower the Potential of Prime Location Connecting ICONSIAM to be Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Music festivals are fun, but they often create heaps of trash. One Pattaya noodle vendor felt sympathy for some beach cleaners dealing with the mess from the Pattaya Music Festival this past weekend. So she decided to treat them to Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
An international school is complying with instructions to demolish a corner of its campus encroaching on public land, a district official said this morning, though it remained unclear whether the land would be returned to public use. A public works Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt has declared assets worth 42.85 million baht including 18.6 million baht worth of land and 10.8 million baht in deposits, according to the National Anti-Corruption Commission. Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Vice President of Thailand’s Parliament and Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, categorically refuted today (Thursday) a suggestion that he had received an order from someone to adjourn the joint sitting of... The post Parliament vice president refutes allegation he took order Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
The Tourism and Sports Minister yesterday revealed the department needs Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approval before it can extend licensing hours from 2am to 4am. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn acknowledged that many people don’t want opening hours extended across the Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The slain Vietnamese woman and Nigerian man recently found buried in Chok Chai district were lovers, and their deaths may be linked to transnational crystal methamphetamine trafficking, according to police. Read more
Published 16 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Lots of Hong Kongers have been searching for flights to Bangkok ever since Hong Kong’s government announced fewer quarantine days on Monday. From now on, people travelling to Hong Kong will only be required to quarantine in a hotel for Read more
Published 17 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Shares of Kerry Express (Thailand) Public Company Limited (KEX), a leading parcel delivery service in Thailand, dipped by nearly 7% during the morning trade on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) after the company came out to report disappointing earnings Read more
Published 17 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
Police will begin enforcing the new traffic law requiring everyone in a vehicle to wear a seat belt from early next month. Read more
Published 18 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Thailand’s consumer confidence index increased for two months in a row, thanks to the reopening of the country of the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) said on Thursday the consumer confidence index Read more
Published 18 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
Another person injured in the Mountain B fire has died in hospital this morning, raising the total death toll of the tragedy to 17. The blaze which swept through the nightclub in Sattahip district, Chon Buri province, happened a week Read more
Published 18 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A report by a consulting firm in international conferences ranked Bangkok as the No.1 place in the Asia-Pacific region for its power to leverage its knowledge leaders in international associations to attract international conventions. Australia-based GainingEdge released its latest report on “Leveraging Intellectual Read more
Published 18 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
One option for Covid-19 patients with no or mild symptoms in Thailand is to check into a hotel designated for Covid-19 isolation, known as a “hospitel”, but not for much longer. The remaining “hospitels” are set to change back to Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
There were 35 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,316 new patients admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Thursday. Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
An upcoming beach festival in Phuket is aiming to boost Phuket’s surf tourism amidst Thailand’s ongoing monsoon season. During monsoon season, not many tourists visit the island province, but it’s the best season for surfing, according to Tourism and Sports Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
From Sept 5 onwards people on private vehicles and taxis will be required to fasten safety belts on back seats. Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Pro-democracy groups have reiterated their core demands, for monarchy reform, the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his clique and the drafting of a People’s Constitution, at a rally... The post Pro-democracy activists reiterate demands at Wednesday’s rally after Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
Italian cuisine is easy to fall in love with. Nothing compares to the flavor of melted mozzarella or the calming aroma of bread, wine, herbs, and tomato for pasta or pizza. Fortunately, Koh Samui has a large selection of Italian Read more
Published 19 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger

 

 

 

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